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A Texan Summer

A TEXAN SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN IN THE LONE STAR STATE As the second largest state in the U.S., Texas is known for its breathtaking scenery, its diverse populace, and its expansive geography. Because of this, Texas presents one of the premier summer destination opportunities available. Whether it is a music festival, a weekend trip to a waterpark, or a few days camping and hiking at a scenic state park, Texas is bound to have something for anyone to enjoy. FESTIVALS Enjoy the communal nature of Texas by partaking in one of the many festivals this summer. ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL AUSTIN- JunE 4-7 ATX o Interact with panelists from television shows like: Queer as Folk (15 Year Reunion) Justified Hannibal TELEVIS ION FESTIVAL Wayward Pines Brooklyn Nine-Nine o Take part in a pitch competition. - Participants are given ninety seconds to sell the panel on a television show. o Attend show-specific events: Friday Night Lights Tailgate Screening Best. Morning. Ever at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Justified Series Finale Watch Party KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD SK- 2015 AUSTIN - JUnE 27 Keep Chustm Weird o 5K and festival to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas o Known as the Slowest Race on the Planet, participants are encouraged to dress in a costume. The course has 10 "outrageous fun stops" to keep things fresh. o Enjoy the Side Show (featuring big toe wrestling!) and costume contests o The festival will also feature concerts. - TEXAS CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL AUSTIN- SEPTEMBER 19 TEXAS CRAFT BREWERS o The largest craft beer event in Texas, celebrating Texas-produced beer o Discover new tastes and patronize local entrepreneurs! EST -FESTIVAL- FAMILY Family time should be adventure time. Setting out with no intention but to have fun and explore is something that is associated with summer. San AnTOnio RIVER WALK o Located one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio, the River Walk is a connected network of waterways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined with restaurants, shops, and bars, the River Walk offers tons of opportunity for families to get out and experience historic San Antonio. o Don't feel like walking? Take a water taxi to your destination - - of choice. Take a ride on the river and enjoy the Texas sun in all its glory. * CAVERNS OF SONORA o Consisting of 100-million-year-old limestone, seven miles of the cave have been explored. - o Today, two miles of trail have been developed for visitors. According to Bill Stephenson, founder of the National Speleological Society, "This is the most indescribably beautiful cave in the world, its beauty cannot be exaggerated, not even by a Texan." o Unlike many caves, the Caverns of Sonora are relatively warm. o Enjoy the gravity-defying helictite formations in their natural beauty. SCHLITTERBAHN o With four locations in Texas (Galveston Island, New Braunfels, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi), Schlitterbahn is the premier waterpark in Texas. o Schlitterbahn water parks have attractions to suit every family member's individual needs, whether that be a: Lazy river Kids zone Swim-up bar Wave pools Death-defying waterslides- - - - o A great remedy to Texas's notorious heat. ВЕRUMONT RANCH o Explore your inner cowboy on an 800-acre working cattle ranch just 35 minutes outside of Fort Worth. B -o The Beaumont Ranch offers numerous activities for families to partake in: - Trail Rides - Cattle Drive and Herding - Roping Lessons - Zip-Lining - ATV Tours o The ranch also has suites, rooms, and guest cabins. CAMPING BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK LAKE MURRAY STATE PARK o Featuring clear, refreshing water, and modern sites with access to water and electricity, Lake Murray State Park is the perfect summer camping destination. o Visit the Tucker Tower Nature Center (shown above) which houses the Lake Murray Meteorite, the fifth largest metorite found on earth. o Enjoy coves perfect for: Swimming - Fishing Water skiing o Each camping area includes: - Boat ramps Restrooms and Showers - Dump stations o Named after the curve of the Rio Grande in southwest Texas, Big Bend National Park has over a million acres of public land. o One of the most geographically intense places on the planet, Big Bend National Park has a s variety of outdoor activities available to visitors, o Accommodations range from convenient and comfortable to resort luxury. o Popular activities include: River running - Horseback riding - Hiking - Camping - Mountain biking - Jeep touring - Sightseeing EDUGATIONAL NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE SPACE CENTER HOUSTON PACIFIC WAR o Dedicated to science education, Space Center Houston has welcomed more than 17 million O A tribute to the U.S. involvement in World War II, this museum houses a unique complex with exhibits you won't see anywhere else. o See first hand the equipment used during the war, like the housing of the third atomic bomb, shown above. Learn about the conflict from knowledgeable tour guides. o Enjoy both virtual and in-person tours Honor the memory of fallen soldiers in the Memorial Courtyard and the Japanese Garden of Peace visitors since its opening in 1992. o The center features: Over 400 space artifacts Permanent and traveling exhibits Programs related to the future and past of America's human space-flight program o Guests are taken behind the scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center o More than 100,00 from around the world have visited the achers and students center to take part in learning opportunities. o Education programs are based on data-supported evidence. THE ARTS THE UTOPAGLU MAJESTIC ТHEATER o Built in 1929 and featuring a Spanish Mediterranean theme, the Majestic Theatre is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. o The City of San Antonio and Las Casas Foundation, a local non-profit organization, own the theatre. o 2,264 seats. o The theatre plays host to: SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2015 UTOPIA, TX UTOPIAFEST o Celebrate the end of summer with some of the most innovative artists performing today. o When: September 4-6 o Where: Utopia, Texas o Who: Explosions in the Sky, Tune-Yards, RJD2, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Vinyl Williams, and many more. Musical acts Plays Comedians Sources: ST. BERNARD SPORTS MAIESTIC

A Texan Summer

shared by JessicaHerbst on Jul 14
Maybe you just want to get away to camp, fish, swim, hike, or ride horses. Big Bend National Park and Lake Murray State Park are awesome destinations for experiencing the great outdoors. If you are wa...


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